SB 208: renaming the adjutant general's department
to the department of military affairs and veterans services.
For example, officers in the Inspector General's Department wore shoulder insignia with the letters "ID" and those in the Adjutant General's Department
wore the letters "AD." WILLIAM K.
He was an officer in the Adjutant General's Department
in England and France, and he was awarded the Bronze Star for "meritorious achievement in ground operations against the enemy." Returning home in 1945, he remained in the Army Reserves for sixteen years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
His mentor and patron saint, BG Fox Conner, pulled an end-run by getting him on the quota for the Adjutant General's Department
. To some, this was a neat way of beating the system, but to others it was flagrant favoritism.
"I am grateful to Governor Sununu for his leadership and efforts on this issue, and the Adjutant General's Department
looks forward to working with the Office of Veterans Services and the Bureau of Community Based Military Programs to turn the Governor's vision into a reality."
Arthur MacArthur (1900-1901); discharged from volunteer service (June 1901); served on the General Staff (1903-1907) and as an observer for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); major with 6th Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Riley, Kansas (January 1907); served in the adjutant general's department
(1911-1916), and promoted to colonel in command of 8th Field Artillery on the Mexican border (August 1916); promoted brigadier general and sent to France as artillery commander for the American Expeditionary Force (June 1917); promoted major general (September) and set up artillery schools in France; recalled to the United States as acting chief of staff (March 1918) to assist Gen.
Under ordinary circumstances, these functions were the responsibility of the War Department G-4 and G-1, who relied on the technical and operational support of the Finance, Judge Advocate General's, and Adjutant General's Departments
; the Chaplain Corps; Inspector General; Provost Marshal General; and Chief, Special Services.